The state-owned Coal India is readying an action plan to tap coal bed methane and gasification to keep a lid on emission and cut down India’s dependence of imported petro products, a top official said. “Coal India (CIL) is making an action plan. Under the plan, the PSU will have to come out with projects on coal bed methane, gasification (underground and surface), coal to liquid and polychemical,” Coal India Secretary Susheel Kumar told PTI.
Underground coal gasification (UCG) is extraction of energy from coal and lignite resources that are otherwise deemed uneconomical through conventional mining methods. The plan of action, Kumar said, will be monitored by the coal ministry. Read More…
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